OASIS DANCER is on the upgrade and hard to ignore having completed a double with a convincing victory over C&D last month. He's already beaten Fratellino, Googlette and Capone, who in turn beat Sugar Beet at Wolverhampton last time, and Ralph Beckett's charge is worth sticking with here. Palace Moon is another bidding for a hat-trick and, after winning a competitive handicap over C&D a fortnight ago, and looks the biggest danger ahead of Docofthebay. The latter was successful in a Listed sprint here in November before joining his new trainer, but the remainder look up against it at this level.
Docofthebay (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance entering final furlong, ran on to lead closing stages, won at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov beating Secret Witness (9-2) by hd, 12 ran.
Capone (IRE) 11-8 (9-2) Held up, switched left and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, cheekily, won at Wolverhampton 6f cnd stks (4yo+) (4) pol beating Alben Star (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Dasho 12-1 (8-13) Led, headed 2f out, kept on and lost 2nd place well inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Whaileyy (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Fratellino 5-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, effort well over 1f out, soon under pressure, faded close home, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Seek The Fair Land (8-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
Oasis Dancer 9-4fav (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Jan beating Fratellino (8-12) by 2l, 12 ran.
Palace Moon 7-2 (9-7) In touch, good headway to join leader entering final furlong, quickened to lead, ran on, comfortable, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol beating Novellen Lad (8-11) by 1l, 8 ran.
Googlette (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 3l behind Oasis Dancer (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Jan.
Gorgeous Goblin (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led last stride, won at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Captain Dimitrios (8-10) by hd, 11 ran.
Requisite 12-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Chilli Green (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Roodle 33-1 (9-1) Very slowly away, virtually took no part, last of 12, well behind Electra Star (8-12) at Ascot 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Sep.
Sugar Beet 12-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 5, 2 3/4l behind Capone (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f cnd stks (4yo+) (4) pol.